The Air Division represents members at some of the nation’s largest airlines, including American, Southwest, and Envoy, in addition to members at several U.S. military and service bases, including Fort Lee, Fort Gordon, and the NASA Kennedy Space Center. We are proud to have bargained industry-leading contracts for working people across nearly every class and craft in the aviation industry, from flight attendants, to mechanics and related, stores, ramp agents, flight training crew instructors, and dispatchers. Our service contract locals are growing rapidly, adding members in dozens of fields on military installations all over the U.S.
For individual contract information, please visit the local website or contact your local.
The Air Division has launched a podcast. Click here to listen or click on the button below. The most recent episode, TWU/IAM TechOps discuss recent ASAP trends.
In addition to traditional contract campaigns, the Air Division participated in the International Campaign Unit’s inaugural campaign effort, the ‘Today We Unite’ campaign for justice at American Airlines. Click the button below to visit that campaign’s page.
Air Division Updates
Air Division Updates
April 20, 2021 The Association presented its first arbitration case. At issue is the Control Crew Chief work that American Airlines transitioned from Crew Chiefs to management. Testimony was given by representatives of the TWU and the IAM far-reaching from across the country, from Charlotte to Dallas and Los Angeles to Phoenix. The Association strongly […]
March 31, 2021 Transport Workers Union of America International President John Samuelsen issued the following statement after President Biden released his American Jobs Plan today: “ The TWU looks forward to working with the Biden administration on the creation of union jobs through the American Jobs Plan. The TWU will continue to partner with the […]
TWU members, Last week, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law – the fifth Covid-19 emergency response bill since the beginning of the pandemic. The TWU played a major role in getting this bill passed, and it includes significant funding that will go directly into your pockets. Over the past year, we have […]
March 8 is International Women’s Day, celebrating the many accomplishments and contributions that women have made throughout history – despite all the unique difficulties they silently face. This year, the TWU International would like to recognize the talented, dedicated, selfless women who serve on our International Executive Council & Board: Delisa Brown, President, Local 171, […]
March 1 kicks off a month dedicated to celebrating Women’s History. The TWU International will be spending the next 31 days shining a bright spotlight on the incredible feats women accomplish each and every day. Before Covid-19 times and throughout this pandemic, they silently overcome obstacles while skillfully performing their day-to-day duties – whether they […]
February 23, 2021 Sisters and Brothers, This communication is being shared to address the concerns that will arise from the fact that the Fleet Service “Allocator” Arbitration was not heard today. We are all well aware of the challenges we face while dealing with this pandemic, but at the same time we have developed proper […]
February 8, 2021 American Airlines has informed the Association that it will again, be sending Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notifications (WARN Act notifications) to Association covered employees. This notice, which is required by law, will contain information indicating that American Airlines may furlough employees. The company has also advised the Association that they will be […]
TWU Local 556 member Cheyenne Cope turned her bad day into a charitable one. Earlier this week, the Dallas-based Southwest Flight Attendant began raising money via a Facebook video to help a shuttle bus driver named Ben, whose daughter passed away from Covid-19, leaving behind five children – one as young as eight. “I was […]